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Honda S660 officially unveiled in Japan - UPDATE
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Honda S660 officially unveiled in Japan - UPDATE

The two-seat Honda S660 kei car has been officially launched in Japan. As was proven last week when production vehicles were photographed at a Japanese shipyard, the final version of the car doesn't look dramatically different to the 2013 concept. Behind the passenger cell is a 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine with around 47kW of power and 104Nm of torque...


Tesla to unveil new non-automotive product on May 1
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Tesla to unveil new non-automotive product on May 1

Tesla will unveil a new product, which isn't a automobile, on May 1. Many have speculated that it could be a battery pack that could power a home. Overnight on Twitter, Musk announced: "Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30". That's 1pm on Friday, May 1, Australian Eastern Standard Time...


Lincoln Continental to return in 2016
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Lincoln Continental to return in 2016

One of the most famous names in the automotive world is about to make a comeback. The Lincoln Continental, an icon of US car culture for decades, will return to roads in 2016 as a full-size sedan that signals a “future of quiet luxury” for the brand — a brand that has struggled against German luxury brands in recent times but is in the midst of a multi billion-dollar overhaul...


2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes
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2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes

The updated and restyled 2015 Citroen DS3 will come with a range of updated safety technology including low-speed autonomous brakes when it launches in the middle of April. The 120kW French premium warm hatch and cabriolet range, an oft-overlooked player in the market, will become the first car from the PSA (Peugeot/Citroen) Group to offer Active City Brake technology...


Ultra-luxury Range Rover SVAutobiography premieres
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Ultra-luxury Range Rover SVAutobiography premieres

The Range Rover SVAutobiography, the most sumptuous and possibly expensive version to date, was revealed today ahead of its public reveal at the New York motor show on April 1. The SVAutobiography — that’s not a typo — sits at the pinnacle of a revised Range Rover line-up for the 2016 model year, and is designed to take “comfort, craftsmanship and refinement” to another level...


Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford
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Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford

Google and Apple’s much-publicised interest in entering the automotive space is both validating and a “wake up call” for the existing industry, says Ford’s vice-president of research and advanced engineering Ken Washington. Washington made a flying visit to Australia last week for discussions at the Blue Oval’s Melbourne research, design and engineering centre — a site that serves as the blue oval brand’s R&D hub in the entire Asia Pacific region...


Uber adds supercar fleet in Singapore
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Uber adds supercar fleet in Singapore

Forget climbing into a clapped-out cab next time you visit Singapore - Uber has just added a number of supercars to its fleet in the south-east Asian city state. The company - which has been embroiled in controversy after several high profile cases of driver misconduct - has teamed up with partner supercar rental company Dream Drive...


Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being
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Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being

While German carmaker Porsche admits to being seriously interested in electric cars, it also believes that current battery technology is not yet advanced enough for the high-performance brand to develop production series EVs (Electric Vehicles). Thomas Becki, director product and technical press for Porsche, spoke to CarAdvice about the issue at the recent launch of the 911 Targa 4 GTS in Spain...


Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom
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Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom

Rumours surrounding the Porsche Pajun, the German sports car specialist's proposed rival to the BMW 5 Series, have largely been quashed, as sales surge and the company struggles to meet demand across its entire range of high-performance cars and SUVs. As the profitability jewel in Volkswagen Group’s 12-brand portfolio, Porsche has showed the greatest year-on-year performance in relative terms, with sales up from 155,000 to 187,000 in 2014...


Bentley applying 'research and effort' into technology in chase of younger buyers
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Bentley applying 'research and effort' into technology in chase of younger buyers

During a recent demonstration of the Bentley Studio at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix, Bentley admitted that its clientele and demographic is changing, requiring a rethink of technology within the cabin. When you think Bentley, you don't necessarily think young, hip and trend-setting, but the Bentley demographic is changing...


Bentley to launch limited edition Mulsanne Speed for Asian market
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Bentley to launch limited edition Mulsanne Speed for Asian market

Bentley has confirmed that it plans to launch a 10-unit limited edition Mulsanne Speed for the Asian market before the end of the year. Teaming with bespoke design partner Mulliner, Bentley set out to create a limited edition vehicle that mimics the intimate sensation of sharing one's jacket lining...


Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari

This week’s international launch of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS at the Ascari race circuit in Spain takes the number of 911 model variants on offer to an astounding 21. The newest 911 also marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Targa and the first time a GTS version of the design classic has been built...


Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study
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Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study

Aston Martin has begun legal proceedings against Henrik Fisker regarding his Thunderbolt concept car. The company announced, via a statement sent out to media outlets, that it had "filed a lawsuit [against Henrik Fisker] in the state of California to protect its valuable trade marks, designs and intellectual property rights"...


BMW now highest value car exporter in USA: Celebrating three million vehicles built
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BMW now highest value car exporter in USA: Celebrating three million vehicles built

This week, German manufacturer BMW celebrated a production milestone – three million vehicles produced... in the USA. The BMW Assembly Plant in Spartanburg South Carolina was opened in 1994 and now produces approximately 300,000 vehicles a year. In 2014, over 250,000 of these were destined for other markets, and with a value of almost $12-billion (US$9...


Isuzu I-Venture Club : Moreton Island experience review
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Isuzu I-Venture Club : Moreton Island experience review

When you buy into a brand, it’s nice to get that warm and fuzzy feeling when your brand remembers you after your purchase. Isuzu has followed this philosophy with the launch of the I-Venture Club. The I-Venture Club is an Isuzu Ute Australia initiative designed to give owners an opportunity to put their vehicles through their paces in an off-road environment with professional tutelage...